Writers: Kimberley Paterson

Kimberley Paterson

Kimberley Paterson is a writer and public relations expert living in Whangaparaoa. She had an initial career as a registered nurse and has spent the last 20 years writing about health and well-being.

Salmonella

Salmonella

Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on salmonella and explains this common stomach bug, its signs and symptoms, treatment, risks & complications and how to prevent the spread of salmonella.

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Rotavirus

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Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on rotavirus and explains the signs and symptoms, Treatments, Risks & Complications in children, when hospital treatment is necessary for rotavirus and how to help your child at home.

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Giardia

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Giardia is a common NZ parasite. Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on giardia and explains the signs and symptoms, treatment, risks & complications of the giardia stomach bug and how it is treated in children.

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Gastroenteritis

what is gastro

We provide information on gastroenteritis and explains the signs and symptoms, Treatments, Risks and Complications of this bug and the special considerations for children with gastroenteritis.

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Campylobacter

campylobacter

Read on to find out all about campylobacter, we explain the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of the stomach bug and how to prevent the spread of campylobacter.

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How to get rid of warts in kids

how to get rid warts

Warts – or verrucas as they’re commonly known when found on feet – are a harmless skin growth common in children, characterised by rapid growth of the top layer of skin around the affected area. Find out all about how to get rid of warts. Continue reading »

Slap Cheek or Fifth Disease

What is Slap Cheek

We provide information and advice about Slap Cheek or Parvovirus in humans – the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications. Continue reading »

What are school sores – And how to treat them

School sores

School sores is the common name for Impetigo, which is a skin condition. School sores, or impetigo, is very contagious, and easily spread around school age children. Find out more about the symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of school sores here.
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Scarlet fever

fever

We provide information about Scarlet Fever – the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, risks and complications and advice on how to help your child at home with scarlet fever. Continue reading »

Scabies

sick child

Find information on the causes of Scabies infection, what to look for and how scabies is treated. We provide advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of scabies. Continue reading »

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